Hundreds bid adieu to slain militant in Srinagar

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Srinagar, May 5 (IANS) Hundreds of mourners on Saturday carried the body of the militant who was killed in a gunfight with security forces to Jamia Masjid in the old city’s Nowhatta area for funeral prayers.

Belonging to Fateh Kadal area of the old city, Fayaz Ahmad Hammal was killed along with two other militants, believed to be foreigners, in a gunfight with that took place in Chatabal area of Srinagar.

Tension gripping the old city areas was palpable as authorities did not make any deployment in areas during the funeral procession of the slain militant.

Authorities have decided to avoid any face off between the mourners and the security forces which became obvious after no restrictions were imposed during the funeral procession.

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–IANS

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